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Documenting the time you miss from work will increase the value of your case significantly. Missed time from work is compensable in itself (you get paid for the time you were off), but also is evidence of a more serious injury. If you were hurt but went to work, it appears (rightly or wrongly) that you were not as seriously injured as someone else may have been.

Check out our wage verification form for an idea as to the type of information that an adjuster (or ultimately, a jury if necessary) will need to see evidence of your wages:
The name and address of your employer
A brief description of your position
How much you make, and how you get paid (hourly, salary, commission, etc.)
The dates you missed from work
The date you went back to work

You will have to prove you have paid your taxes. Be prepared to show a pay stub showing your withholdings or a tax return if a case has to go to Court.

The Associated Press reports that a Bowie, Maryland, man and his daughter were killed while driving their antique car on Interstate 70 in Howard County, MD.

The car, a 1929 Model A Ford, was being driven by 62-year-old Richard Dashiell, who was accompanied by his daughter, Amelia. The antique car had a sticker on the back window warning approaching cars that his vehicle was slow moving, but the car was struck from behind by a 2007 Dodge.

Dashiell and Amelia were both thrown from the car – which was not equipped with seat belts, as many antique cars lack modern day safety options. The driver of the Dodge, Paul Davis of Glen Burnie, was not injured in the crash. Maryland State Police say that the antique Ford was traveling at about 50 miles per hour when it was hit from behind by the truck in Lisbon on I-70.

In 2007, 28-year-old Michele Bosley blacked out while driving on the Beltway due either to her epilepsy or to her epilepsy medication. Her car crashed into the car of Kirk Mercer of Ellicott City, who died from the injuries sustained in the crash.

This week, Bosley was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 30 weekends in jail, 10 months of house arrest, and five years of probation. She will also not be able to drive a car during this time. No one before in Maryland has been convicted of manslaughter after a crash involving their epilepsy condition.

Bosley allegedly has a history of epilepsy-related car accidents. About 90 car accidents a year across the country are caused by epileptic seizures, while many more are caused by those having heart attacks.